However, thinly veiled attempts (such as that perpetrated in Kansas and a few other states) to distort scientific understanding in order to promote certain religious beliefs do not serve our students well. School board members (and administrators) would be poorly advised to follow the Kansas example and consider including ID in a public school science curriculum. But if such proposals are raised here in New Hampshire, they should be met with explanations that there is no scientific evidence to support ID, at least for now. A less polite way of responding might be to simply state the obvious to wit: ID is a disguised form of religious advocacy or, as the Judge in Pennsylvania put it, it is creationism in camouflage and does not belong in a public classroom.
"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." Albert Einstein
Ted Sares, PhD, is a private investor who lives and writes in the White Mountain area of Northern New Hampshire with his wife Holly and Min Pin Jackdog. He writes a weekly column for a local newspaper and many of his other pieces are widely published. His works focus on issues and themes dealing with socio-political topics, business, patriotism, and individual freedom. They are frequently inspirational in nature and sometimes reflect the Objectivist philosophy of novelist Ayn Rand.